India confirmed 1,17,100 new infections of Covid-19. The active caseload in the country has increased to 3,71,363 with the addition of 30,836 new recoveries. After 302 individuals died from the fatal virus, the death toll rose to 4,83,178. The Omicron variation is seen in 3,007 cases across the country.
During a statewide spike in cases, Maharashtra recorded 36,265 new Covid occurrences on Thursday, with Mumbai seeing a 31.7 percent increase in the last 24hrs. Dharavi, Asia’s largest slum cluster, had its single highest total on Thursday, according to the city’s figures. The Centre announced the first Omicron-related death in the country on Wednesday. In Rajasthan’s Udaipur, a 74-year-old man with illnesses died of the virus last week.
India is seeing an exponential surge in Covid-19 cases. It also noted that the nation’s R naught number, which shows the spread of the virus, is 2.69, up from 1.69 during the pandemic’s 2nd wave. Meanwhile, Chief Secretary Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta presided over a conference to examine the health workforce to the Covid-19 issue in Jammu and Kashmir and directed the healthcare and health training department to increase testing to a goal of 2 lakh tests every day.
Cases are increasing dramatically in cities around the country. This is the largest single-day increase since the pandemic began in March 2020. On Thursday, the number of Covid-19 cases in Delhi more than doubled On Thursday, Minister Of health Satyendar Jain predicted that Delhi would see +20000 Covid cases. The minister also told reporters that the city is at a comfortable level in terms of inpatient bed occupancy. According to Jain, the number of instances in Delhi is high. Because the city is testing a big number of people for Covid-19.